What is Mac OS fat?

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Sun Sep 25 20:17:48 CDT 2005


On Sep 25, 2005, at 9:29 PM, Stgoldberg at aol.com wrote:

> The Revolution Standalone settings offers 3 ways to save for Mac  
> OS: Mac OS
> fat, Mac OS PPC, and Mac OS 68k.   What is the difference between  
> these three?
>  Is Mac OS fat a combination of Mac OS PPC and 68k? Thanks.

You're right! FAT format is like the new universal binary format,  
something apple did when they were migrating from 68k to PPC, it  
combines both codebases into a single file, I don't think you need to  
ship FAT apps unless your code needs to run into 68k machines...

cheers
andre


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